RAAF graves at Bas Oha Communal Cemetery Belgium (C/B 526)

Accession Number F02574
Collection type Film
Measurement 2 min 10 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm - safety/b&w/silent
Place made Belgium
Date made 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Bas Oha Communual Cemetery Belgium and the graves of 7 crew of Lancaster bomber of No. 50 Squadron RAF which was lost in action on 13 August 1944. Four of the seven crew were Australians. Film shows the collective grave marked by seven crosses and close ups of 6 of the crosses displaying the names of the deceased. The Australians are; F/Sgt William Ivon Warrington 437909 of Payneham, S.A., F/Sgt George Donald Currey 419033 of Shepparton Vic., F/Sgt John Lourdes Shortal 430943 of Armadale, Vic. and F/O Douglas Leslie Haynes 422517, of Carrington NSW. Close ups of two of the crosses are marked "RAAF unknown". The other men buried there are actually British. They are; F/Sgt (Air Bomber) Philip Harold Clucas 1520775 RAF Sgt (Navigator) Geoffrey Charles Remsberry 18002332 RAF of Wood Green, Middlesex and F/Lieut Ernest Ingham Tennant 158242 RAF of Halifax, Yorkshire. Also shown is a group of airmen and a female civilian who places flowers on the grave site. The group then pose for the camera in front of the grave.

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